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Vampire Weekend, Gogol Bordello Play Philly’s Popped! Festival

Plus Amy Winehouse is arrested on suspected drug possession, and Las Vegas' Vegoose Music Festival will not return in 2008.

Vampire Weekend, Dan Deacon, Crystal Castles, Mates of State, and Gogol Bordello highlight the second installment of Philadelphia’s Popped! Festival, slated to hit the City of Brotherly Love’s World Cafe Live, Trocadero, and Drexel University campus June 20-22. Mr. Lif, the Ting Tings, Daniel Johnston (backed by the Capitol Years), O’Death, Takka Takka, Sam Champion, and more are also billed to perform. [Via NME.com]

The latest in Amy Winehouse’s exceedingly long list of legal run-ins: an arrest for suspected drug possession. Yesterday (May 7) — less than two weeks after an arrest for a dispute in a bar — Winehouse turned herself over to London police to face questioning over a video — run rampant across the web — of her allegedly smoking drugs, and was subsequently arrested. The video, delivered to police by Brit tabloid The Sun earlier this year, shows Winehouse smoking what appears to be crack cocaine. [Via MTV.com]

While more and more festivals are continually added to the summer music circuit, one has dropped off — Las Vegas’ Vegoose. According to a Billboard.com report, the Sin City event will not be returning in ’08, but don’t expect it to disappear completely. “We’re not saying it’s killed, it’s just not going to happen in 2008,” says Jonathan Mayers, president of Superfly Presents, co-producer of Vegoose. “We’re really studying the model out in Vegas as to what makes sense. I think there is a model out there to do other events in Vegas, it’s just different.”

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